Mario Peucker

Mario Peucker is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University (Melbourne). He is also an executive member of the inter-national research think tank CRIS, the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies, and a member of the Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism (AVERT) Research Network, where he sits on the steering committee. Mario has undertaken qualitative and quantitative research on dissent and citizenship, hate crime and racism as well as radical political movements, in particular on the far-right fringes, since 2003, both in Europe and in Australia (since 2011). His current research focusses mainly on far-right mobilisation in online and offline spaces, the interplay between far-right and radical left movements, and the interconnectedness of far-right fringes and mainstream discourses. He is the co-editor of the first academic book on the contemporary far right in Australia (2019, Palgrave, co-edited with Debra Smith) and has published a number of journal articles, book chapters and research reports in the thematic area of radicalism and extremism.